TSA Lifts Ban on Some Knives, Sporting Equipment on Planes

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(KTVI) – For the first time since the 9-11 attacks, the TSA is allowing previously banned items on planes as carry-ons.

The TSA says knives that are about two inches long and less than a half inch wide are now permitted.

Some sports equipment, including billard cues, ski poles and hockey sticks are also allowed as well as souvenir or toy baseball bats like wiffle bats.

The TSA says the new regulations will allow agents to focus on higher threat items. The relaxed rules take effect April 25.

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